A local research study by KK Women's and Children's Hospital and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School has found that pregnant patients benefit most from gestational diabetes mellitus screening as it allows timely interventions and is cost-effective. As a result of the study, from Jan. 1, 2016, KKH will be starting a six-month pilot trial offering GDM screening in the form of the oral glucose tolerance test to all pregnant patients at 24 to 28 weeks gestation.
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer commends the US Food and Drug Administration's decision to grant accelerated approval for osimertinib (TagrissoTM), an oral medication for advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients with a specific epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation (T790M) and following progression after previous EGFR inhibitor therapies.
Recently inside the clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., engineers successfully completed two deployments for the James Webb Space Telescope's 'wings' or side portions of the backplane structure that fold up.
An open challenge that merges the efforts of the world's largest cancer genome sequencing consortia, the International Cancer Genome Consortium and the Cancer Genome Atlas with those of Sage Bionetworks and DREAM.
As private school vouchers gain popularity and the financial implications become more complicated, one question remains: Does the money spent by these programs ultimately go to poor families, wealthy families whose children would have attended private schools anyway, or to the schools' bottom lines?
Nephrologists at Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso have been invited to participate in a national consortium that's investigating the key causes of lupus nephritis -- an autoimmune disease that can cause kidney failure.
Van Andel Research Institute is continuing the expansion of its neurodegenerative disease research program, which aims to answer fundamental questions about diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, with the addition of two outstanding scientists.
Duquesne Light will make a $500,000, multi-year financial contribution to help fund electric power research, energy efficiency, laboratory facilities, and equipment at Pitt, in addition to providing the necessary expertise to interconnect any new electric power laboratory facilities to the existing electric power grid.
'Eureka!' is what Archimedes is supposed to have exclaimed after having made his extraordinary discovery in the bath tub. In reference to this event, the new supercomputer developed by Forschungszentrum Juelich together with the Russian manufacturer T-Platforms and the HPC software and support company ParTec is called JURECA.
14M Genomics ('14MG') and The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer ('EORTC') today announce the delivery of initial genomic mutation analyses conducted on newly diagnosed cancer patients as part of the EORTC Screening Patients for Efficient Clinical Trial Access (SPECTA) program.